designer: Marilynn Connell. client: Marilynn Connell Graphic Design.
letterpress and offset printing. Crane Lettra Pearl White 220# cover and 110# cover; plus client-supplied aquamarine envelope.
3 letterpress inks (485u, 311u, 151u), 2 offset inks (311u, warm red u)
printed on our Heidelberg Windmill 10 x 15 and our Heidelberg GTO 52.
birth announcement (edge painted, corner rounded, 5.25” x 7.25”) with envelope, thank you note with envelope. baby announcements are always fun to work on and this set in particular has fun written all over it. we love the slightly distressed look Marilynn incorporated into her graphics and text while keeping the colors vibrant and cheerful. the most challenging thing about this set was the envelopes. It took a long time to figure out which color red we should print on the aquamarine envelope to come up with a bright red result. we started with the PMS 485 used on the rest of the pieces and even when we printed over white ink it still looked more brown than red. we ended up using the warm red directly on the blue envelope.